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Lamar County Chamber of Commerce Seeks New President/CEO

Lamar County Chamber of Commerce Seeks New President/CEO

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce has posted the job opening for a new President/CEO. Those interested in applying for the position should contact Steve Keywood, Chairman, Lamar County Chamber of Commerce at chamber@paristexas.com. Below are the qualifications they are seeking in a...

12/16/2014 by eParisExtra
Former Lamar County Veterans Service Officer Files Wage Discrimination Complaint

Former Lamar County Veterans Service Officer Files Wage Discrimination Complaint

Rhonda Rogers, former Lamar County Veterans Service Officer has filed a wage discrimination complaint against Lamar County with the Equal Emplyment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EEOC notified the Lamar County Commissioner’s Court last week that the compliant had been filed. Rogers...

12/15/2014 by eParisExtra
Two lucky winners take home big cash after 'Shop Local' drawing

Two lucky winners take home big cash after 'Shop Local' drawing

This year’s annual ‘Shop Local’ $10,000 giveaway, hosted by the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce and held on Saturday, December 13, was a little different than previous years in that there was more money given away to two different winners. Steve Jones receives a $5000 check from...

12/14/2014 by Josh Allen
Detour at Church and Hearn Streets

Detour at Church and Hearn Streets

There is a detour of traffic at the train crossing next to Church and Hearn Streets near the Depot. The detour is the same as it was in August when the tracks were replaced.  The detour is necessary to facilitate removing the “washboard” road surface with a harder asphalt mix. The...

12/11/2014 by eParisExtra
Woman Drives into Private Pond on FM 195

Woman Drives into Private Pond on FM 195

On Tuesday evening, just after 6pm, a woman driving a SUV heading north on FM 195, left the highway, went through a fence and landed in a pond on private property. Firefighters removed her from the vehicle and she was transported by ambulance to the Paris Regional Medical Center. Officials are...

12/10/2014 by eParisExtra
PEDC Works with Moore Law Firm

PEDC Works with Moore Law Firm

On Tuesday afternoon, the PEDC discussed qualifications from local attorneys to assist with legal issues pertaining to the PEDC organization. Board member Brockman stated, “I was working with Attorney Clem on this incentive agreement we’ll see later.  I asked him if he intended to give us...

12/10/2014 by eParisExtra
City Council Approves Reinvestment Zone for Paris Lakes

City Council Approves Reinvestment Zone for Paris Lakes

Monday night, the Paris City Council approved an ordinance to establish a Reinvestment Zone for the Paris Lakes Project property.  The property is described as a tract of 40 acres of land within the corporate limits of the City of Paris. After much discussion and a public hearing as to whether...

12/09/2014 by eParisExtra
PEDC Board Meets on Tuesday

PEDC Board Meets on Tuesday

Rebecca Clifford,PEDC Board Member The regular scheduled meeting of the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) is tomorrow, Tuesday, December 9th at 4pm in the Community Room at the Depot, located at 1125 Bonham Street. Among the items on the agenda includes discussion and possible...

12/08/2014 by eParisExtra
TxDOT Meeting on Public Transportation Needs

TxDOT Meeting on Public Transportation Needs

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is holding a meeting on the public transportation needs for our community on December 19th at 10:30am. The meeting will be held at the TxDOT district office, located at 1365 N. Main Street. ...

12/06/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris City Council Meets Monday Evening

Paris City Council Meets Monday Evening

The Paris City Council is meeting in regular session on Monday, December 8th at 5:30pm in the City Council Chamber at 107 E. Kaufman Street. The meeting includes a citizen’s forum and is open to the public. Three public hearings are on the agenda to discuss Ordinances that would change...

12/05/2014 by eParisExtra
TxDOT Approves Upgrades in Lamar County

TxDOT Approves Upgrades in Lamar County

The Texas Transportation Commission has recently approved over $15 million in projects. Here in Lamar County, just over $530,000 has been approved to replace the bridge at the East Fork of Slough Creek on FM 79. ...

11/25/2014 by eParisExtra
Phone scammers target City of Paris water clients

Phone scammers target City of Paris water clients

City of Paris water clients have been targeted by a phone scam, Paris Police Chief Bob Hundley said on Monday afternoon. “Water customers have notified the City of Paris water office that they have received phone calls about their water bill,” Chief Hundley said. “The caller...

11/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Want to volunteer? Consider hospice

Want to volunteer? Consider hospice

As an integrated part of any hospice team, the hospice volunteer strives to ensure the highest quality of life possible for the person living with a life-limiting illness. Each hospice patient has team of professionals, which includes a chaplain and bereavement coordinator, the medical staff...

11/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Texas Jail Commission finds Lamar County Jail deficiency-free, in full compliance after annual inspection

Texas Jail Commission finds Lamar County Jail deficiency-free, in full compliance after annual inspection

The Texas Jail Commission on Jail Standards made an unannounced visit last week to the Lamar County Jail to do an annual inspection, where the commission found the jail to be in full compliance — meeting and/or exceeding all criteria set forth by the Texas Jail Commission on Jail...

11/24/2014 by Josh Allen
Aldi Grocery and Wendy’s Coming to Paris

Aldi Grocery and Wendy’s Coming to Paris

In 2015 Paris will see the opening of an Aldi grocery store and a Wendy’s restaurant. Aldi will be located in the old Hasting’s building in the Paris Town Center.  City Manager John Godwin said the grocery chain is hoping to open in April 2015. “It’s a chain that’s expanding and they...

11/24/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Lakes Medical Center breaks ground; Click for photos

Paris Lakes Medical Center breaks ground; Click for photos

After years in the making and a constant wonder surrounding the proposed new development on Paris’ southeast Loop, citizens are now seeing some movement, as the project is beginning the initial phases of construction, and it appears that the years of work to get to to this point have paid...

11/22/2014 by Josh Allen
Citizens Police Academy Class of 2014 Graduates

Citizens Police Academy Class of 2014 Graduates

After 10 weeks of study and interaction with officers of the Paris Police Department, 23 citizens completed the 7th Citizens Police Academy held since 2009. Beginning on September 16th, the students attended weekly classes held on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 PM. During the course, students...

11/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Rotary Clubs Unite for Service

Paris Rotary Clubs Unite for Service

The Monday and Friday Rotary Clubs in Paris have merged into one club to be known as the Rotary Club of Paris United, which will meet on Mondays. Rotary International is a service organization committed to local and international community needs.  With its motto of, “Service Above Self,”...

11/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Boy Scouts of Troop 11 participate in

Boy Scouts of Troop 11 participate in "Operation Christmas Child"

From left: Kris Kirby, Sam Creamer, Jacob Mathis, Nathan Jones,Seated: Paxton Roden and Steven Beggs The Boy Scouts of Troop 11 are doing their part to help fill a need this Christmas season by filling shoe boxes for “Operation Christmas Child”. These boxes are being collected this...

11/20/2014 by Josh Allen
Grand jury: 24 indicted in November

Grand jury: 24 indicted in November

A Lamar County grand jury handed up indictments on 24 individuals to the 6th District Court in November, including the indictments of Jesus Sotelo Dominguez on the charges of online solicitation of a minor (under 14 years of age) and indecency by contact and Samuel Chico...

11/19/2014 by Josh Allen